Cut Veteran Restrictions

Well Veterans Day has come and gone and so have the free meals, discounts etc. although Golden Corral recognizes veterans tomorrow.  Every year I sit and reflect on my time in the military. Great times,  hard work,  teamwork,  friendships,  commitment the list goes on. I served in the United States Marine Corp during Desert Storm. It was rough for me in the military at that time professionally and personally.  Three months earlier I gave birth to my daughter who was born three months premature weighing 1 lb 13 oz and couldn’t breathe on her own. She was required to stay in the hospital until she gained weight and was able to breathe on her own which took approximately three months. My unit got word that we were to participate in Operation Desert Storm, the same day my daughter was finally being released from the hospital.  Now of course, I did not want to leave my baby who was now 3 lbs. 6 oz but I had a commitment to the military. I participated in Desert Storm with the help of family members but it was difficult.

Veterans sacrifice alot personally to serve their country. I am thankful for the discounts, free meals, etc but I get slightly aggravated by having to eat off of a select menu, or limited items,  better yet only being served during certain hours or being told you can only order items on the left side of the menu. To some this may be unimportant or petty. What’s up with all the restrictions? I don’t feel there should be any restrictions on Veterans Day for the men and women who have served this country. So much is sacrificed for them to serve. They give up time with loved ones, schooling they may have been in the process of completing, and even missing out on the birth of a lil’ one.  I’m talking about one full day without any restrictions in restaurants for the men and women,  active duty and veterans of the armed forces. I’m sure many may think I’m ungrateful just the opposite,  I am grateful for the service provided by veterans.


Evolving Blog

Yeah, I know I’m slightly behind on this blogging thing. I have finally gotten around to trying out some of these themes. I must admit I find it hard to commit to a theme. My mood seems to dictate what theme I will use. My topic at the time may even dictate what theme I use. I will be discussing random topics and posting random pictures on my blog which makes it hard to commit. The flounder theme  was the very first theme I’ve used and I may go back to it. I’m trying to make sure to use a theme that is picture and widget friendly and is suited for personal blogs. I previously used the Cols theme which had minimal column layout and that doesn’t work when you want to post pictures, graphics etc.

My blog is evolving and I’m sure at some point I will commit to a theme for my writing.

Blogging 101

I was so excited last week about starting Blogging 101 and Photography 101 but have already fallen behind in each class. Today I took time to reflect on my purpose for registering for these classes and my purpose for blogging which was stated in my intro for the class. So today I have taken time to complete some assignments.

The following is a quote by Maya Angelou that pretty much sums up my interest in blogging or any form of writing – “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Who am I

Hello everyone I’m Chan, a mom of four residing in North Carolina. I am a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and have been a NC state employee for 15 years.

I’m here basically to learn how to blog. I have an interest in blogging in hopes of bringing more truth into the world, more beauty into the world and performing more service not to mention bringing more fun into the blogging world. It wouldn’t hurt to eventually earn some extra cash from writing either. This may explain why I’m blogging publicly though I do write daily in my personal journal as well.

I haven’t started blogging because I really don’t know what my niche is. I want to cover everything from current events, sports, traveling and even some personal matters. I would love to connect with anybody that wants to read a diverse blog.